SAMS George Hartlar, aged 58 years, of Butterknowle, peacefully at home on March 14, after a short illness borne with great dignity. Dearly loved husband of Ann, much loved dad of Andrew, dear father-in-law of Susan, loving grandad of Hayley, Emily, Liam and Benjamin, dearly loved son of Margaret, son-in-law of Ena and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral service in Cockfield Methodist Chapel on Wednesday, March 23 at 10.45 a.m., followed by cremation at Darlington. Friends please meet at the chapel. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, may be given in the chapel for the Macmillan Nurses and Cockfield Surgery.
SCOTT March 14, (peacefully), at Greenfield House Nursing Home, Newton Aycliffe, (formerly of Heighington). Irene May (nee Sayer), aged 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Gerald, loving mother to Grenville, David, Susan and the late Christine, also a dearly loved grandma. Funeral Wednesday March 23. Would friends please meet 1.15 p.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
SEYMOUR March 16, of Beaurepaire, Bearpark. Lizzie, aged 88 years, beloved wife of the late Joe, dearly loved mother of Robert, Stan, Miriam and Jane, mother-in-law of Hazel, Ann and Bernard and a loving gran and great-gran. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Thursday, March 24 at 2.30 p.m. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu may be given after the service for Ward 1, University Hospital of North Durham.
SHAW Died March 9, aged 92 years, of Durham. Elsie Margaret (nee Smith), missed by all friends and family. Service at Durham Crematorium on Monday, March 21 at 3.30 p.m. No flowers, no mourning.
SHERWOOD Rita (formerly Woodruff). Born November 16, 1920, died March 4, 2005. of Welwyn, Hertfordshire, (formerly of Sedgefield). Wife to Jerry, mother to Dawn, Wendy and Kevin, sister to Eleanor. Funeral today March 15.
SINGLETON March 17, of Mount Pleasant, Stanley, Crook. Dennis, aged 59 years, beloved husband of Valerie, a dearly loved father of Deborah and Calvin, a dear father-in-law of Mike and a loving grandfather of Matthew. Friends please meet for service in Wooley Terrace Methodist Church on Thursday, March 24 at 10.00 a.m., followed by interment in Crook Cemetery. Family flowers only.
SLACK March 15, of Tow Law. Isaac, aged 81 years, a good friend of many. Cortege to leave Castle Bank Home at 9.20 a.m. on Thursday, March 24. Will friends please meet for service in St. Philip and St. James' Church, Tow Law at 9.30 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham.
SLATER March 14, at her son's home, in Salisbury, formerly of Alnwick Close, Ferryhill. Edith (nee Jones), aged 85 years, dearly beloved wife of the late Sidney, dearly loved mother of Margaret, Sarah, Elizabeth, Laurence and Kathleen, also a much loved mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral Thursday, March 24. Would friends please meet at 11.00 a.m. for service in St. Luke's Church, Ferryhill, followed by interment in Duncombe Cemetery.
SMITH March 5, 2005. Walter Luke, aged 59 years, dad to Little Ann, Walter, Gary, Nicola and Jamie. Forever in our thoughts. God Bless x
SNOWBALL March 16, (peacefully, at home), 12 Larches Road, North End, Durham. George, aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of Eleanor (Nell) and dearest father of Jennifer, father-in-law to Peter, loving grandpa to Paul and uncle to Ethel and Stan and Doreen. Friends please meet for service at St. Cuthbert's Church, North Road, Durham on Monday March 21 at 12.30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to, Cancer Research U.K. c/o, Stuart Wright Funeral Service Limited, Gilesgate, Durham.
SNOWBALL March 17 (suddenly, but peacefully, in hospital), of Central Drive, Middlestone Moor. Leslie (Les), aged 80 years. Loving husband of Jenny, a dearly loved dad of Maureen, Kenneth and Lovaine and a dear father-in-law and a much loved granda. Would friends please meet in St. Paul's Church, Spennymoor, Thursday for a service at 8.45 a.m. followed by committal at Durham Crematorium.
SNOWDON Keturah (Kitty), of Etherley, formerly of Beechburn Farm, High Grange, aged 96 years. Dearly beloved wife of the late Ralph Snowdon and devoted mother of Jean, Sybil and Keith, dearest mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister to the late Charlotte and Fred. Passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 17, surrounded by her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Friends please meet for service in Etherley Methodist Church at 12.30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, followed by interment in Witton-le-Wear Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may be left at the church for the Residents' Fund at The Fields Home, Etherley.
STAPLES March 15 (peacefully), in Weardale Community Hospital, Stanhope (late of Millfield Grove, Crook). Elsie, aged 83 years. Dearly beloved wife of the late George, a devoted mother of Albert and Corrine, also a dearly loved mother-in-law of Pam and Don, a dearest gran of Nicola, Lee and Jacqueline and great-grandmother of Josh, Milan, Gabriella and Max. Cremation Thursday March 24, at Durham. Cortege leaving her son Alberts residence at 10.50 a.m. for a service in St. Catherine's Church, Crook at 11.00 a.m. Friends please meet at church.
THOMPSON March 13 (peacefully, at home), of 3 Bellwood Terrace, Leadgate. Elizabeth Alder, (nee Montgomery), aged 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Albert, dear mother of Derek, Brian and David, mother-in-law of Judith, Maureen and Margaret, loving gran to Heather and Jay, John Paul, Jackie, Kate and Andrew and Tracy. Friends please meet for service at Mountsett Crematorium on Monday March 21, at 1.15 p.m. All welcome back to The Plough afterwards. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to, The Friedreich's Ataxia c/o, Derwentside Funeral Service, Fynes House, 281 Medomsley Road, Consett.
TIPPER March 9 (peacefully), of Shildon. Nellie (nee Smurthwaite), aged 79 years, beloved wife of the late Eric, a dear sister of Greta, also a loving aunt and great-aunt. Would friends please meet for service and cremation at Darlington Crematorium on Friday, March 18 at 9.45 a.m.
WARD On March 10, peacefully in hospital, after a long illness, of Rocklands, Woodburn Drive, Leyburn (formerly of Moor Farm, Bellerby). William (Bill), aged 78 years, beloved husband of Heather, dearly loved brother of Jean and Donald and the late Maurice, John and Gordon and a much loved uncle and brother-in-law. Funeral service at St. Matthew's Church, Leyburn on Thursday, March 17 at 1.00 p.m., followed by interment at Leyburn Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Church Funds (plate in church). Friends please meet at the church.
WARDELL John, on March 14, unexpectedly in hospital, husband and soul mate of Ann, daddy to Emma, Derdy to Jackson, indulged little brother to Gill, adored big brother to Hilary and slightly younger other half of twin Jacqueline, brother-in-law to David, Brian, Christine, Derek and Irene, honourable son-in-law to Jack and a much loved uncle. How will we live without him? A humanist service will take place at Durham Crematorium on Tuesday at 11.30 a.m. and afterwards at the Castle Eden Inn, Castle Eden Village, Durham. Will friends and relatives please meet at the crematorium. John was many things to many people and we would like to ask anyone who would care to say a few words or leave us a photo or a poem etc., to add to our memories of John, to do so at this service. No flowers please, but please make a contribution to Comic Relief instead if you wish to, care of Ann. Resting at Speckman's Funeral Home, Wingate.
WARDLE March 14 (after a brave fight against her illness), of Kings Lodge, Bishop Auckland. Doris Evelyn, devoted wife to Stanley, loving mother of Roland and Jackie, a dear mother-in-law of Martin, dearly loved grandmother of Lee, Michelle, Stanley and Jordan, a caring sister and sister-in-law of Betty and Ken, Jim and Ivy, Norman and Pearl, also a dear aunt. Would friends please meet at Trinity Methodist Chapel, Rosa Street, Spennymoor on Tuesday at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment at Bishop Auckland Cemetery. All enquires to Roland. Tel: 07789 885355.
WHITE March 17 (peacefully at her home in Darlington) (formerly of Richmond). Nora Crena Catherine, aged 102 years, beloved wife of the late William, very dear mother of Sheila, dear mother-in-law of Bert and a loving nana of Crena. Funeral Thursday, March 24. Friends please meet for service in Holy Trinity Church at 2.30 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Flowers may be sent to Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59a Bondgate, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 7JR.
WHITE Suddenly, on March 12. William (Billy), aged 83 years, of West Cornforth, beloved husband of the late Sarah (Sadie), loving father of Linda and Janet and father-in-law of Alan and Maurice. Will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Re-united with mam. Funeral Friday, March 18. Will family and friends please meet at 10.00 a.m. for service at Durham Crematorium Chapel. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to The British Heart Foundation, plate at the crematorium.
WHITFIELD March 2, of St. Agatha Close, Brandon (formerly of Crook). Shelley Lianne, aged 21 years, dearly loved daughter of Ann and Stuart, also stepdaughter of David and Sharon and a very dear sister. Friends please meet for service in St. Catherine's Church, Crook on Thursday, March 17 at 1.00 p.m., followed by interment in Crook Cemetery.
WHITFIELD Shelley Lianne Fate has cruel twists and turns, life goes on but do we learn Time like sand slips through our hands, but memories linger on. The pain of grief rips like a knife at the loss of your precious young life. Now no-one can hurt you, or cause you harm As you sleep with the angels in heavenly calm. From Uncle Mally, Auntie Angela, Claire, Matt, Becca, Sarah and Leah.
WIDOWFIELD March 12 (suddenly), of Carmel Road North, Darlington. Michael, aged 81 years. Much loved husband to Ada, loving dad to Michael, John, Janice and Mary, also a devoted father-in-law and grandad. Funeral Monday March 21. Would friends please meet 3.15 p.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
WILKINSON March 10, peacefully at the Oaklands, Stokesley. Eileen, previously of Great Ayton, aged 89 years, loving wife of the late George. Much loved by sons William and George and by brother John, sister Pat and late sister Joan. The sweetest grandmother to Zara, Sophie and Jessica and a kind mother-in-law to Wendy and Victoria. Requiem Mass at St. Margaret's, Great Ayton, 10.30 a.m., Thursday, March 17, then burial at Great Ayton Cemetery. Flowers to H.W. Carter, Chapel of Rest, 10 East End, Stokesley. Donations to the NSPCC.
WILLIAMS March 11, in hospital, of 1 Pennine Way, Chilton. Marjorie, aged 69 years, dearly loved wife of David and a dear mother of Linda and Billy, also a much loved grandma of Ashley and Stephanie. Cortege leaving residence at 10.35 a.m., on Thursday, March 17 for service in St. Aidan's Church at 10.45 a.m., followed by committal at Durham Crematorium.
WILLOUGHBY Easington Village On March 17, aged 101 years. Florence (nee Robinson), a loving mother of Dulcie, Jenny and Eunice, a dear mother-in-law of Jim, Jack and Allan, also a loving nanna and great-nanna. Cortege leaving daughter's residence Tuesday, 2.30 p.m. for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium at 3.00 p.m. Friends please meet at crematorium.
YOULL On March 13, suddenly but peacefully at home in Romanby, Northallerton. John, dearly loved husband of Marlene. Funeral service and cremation at Darlington Crematorium, 2.15 p.m. Thursday, March 17.
ADAMS March 20, formerly of Station Road, Thirsk. Flora, aged 92 years, beloved wife of the late Eric, a dear mother, nana and great-nana. The funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Church, Thirsk on Thursday, March 31 at 1.30 p.m., followed by cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, in memory, may be made to St. Mary's Church and The League of Friends, the Lambert Hospital, Thirsk.
ASTON March 18 (peacefully, in hospital), of Shaw Street, Spennymoor. Sid, aged 77 years. A dearly loved partner, a much loved dad, father-in-law, granda, great-granda, brother and uncle. Would friends please meet in St. Paul's Church, Spennymoor, Thursday for a service at 12.15 p.m. followed by interment in York Hill Cemetery.
BALDERSTON Joan, aged 84 years, of Queens Court, Rich-mond, died peacefully in hospital on March 22, after a short illness. Dearly loved wife of the late William, much loved mother of Pauline and William John and a dear mother-in-law, loving grandma and great-grandma. Funeral service at Richmond Methodist Church on Thursday, March 31 at 2.00 .m., followed by interment in Brompton-on-Swale Cemetery. Friends please meet at the Church. Family flowers only please, if desired donations may be given in Church for the Ainderby Ward, Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.